Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 65

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comfortable, several New Zealanders were wounded & a mule killed. The bullets have been whistling over us but they cannot touch us here. At one oclock we came along a valley in which a road has been made; in several places we had to double passing dangerous points & soon arrived handy to the firing line & made ourselves as comfortable as we could on the side of the hill: one of our boys was shot while going for water. Twenty odd men a day are sniped off here & the noise of the rifles, machine guns, shrapnel & hand grenades is deafening. We boiled our quart pots & had tea early & were soon dug into the hill & fell to sleep despite the noise of the firing. My cold is still bad & cannot get medicine.

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